The Juggler and His Art (1910) by Signor Saltarino

As a juggling historian, I am obviously interested in early writings about the history of juggling. One of the earliest accounts we have of the history of jugglers was written by Signor Saltarino, who was actually Hermann Waldemar Otto (1863-1941), a German writer, journalist, and artist. He is best known for his Artist’s Lexicon, detailing a history of performing artists. …

IJA Collaboration Video (June Pride 2021)

This is the first in a series of IJA Collaboration Videos, this time in celebration of June Pride Month. Jugglers from around the world sent in clips in support and celebration of Pride. Thanks to all who submitted. Want to be part of the next collab video? Follw us on our social media accounts and stay tuned for when we …

The History of Juggling Games: Joggling

Michal Kapral (Haz clic aquí para español.) The word joggling is probably unknown to many jugglers. “Didn’t he mean juggling?” a friend told me. “Jogging like running?” commented another. Well, both attempts to guess are true if they are put together, but definitely not to be confused with “Joggling Board” a long and springy wooden board supported by two wooden …

Alberto Hernández Obituary

(Haz clic aquí para español.) Alberto Hernandez. Photo: Claqué Audiovisuales. I met Beto at the comics, cosplay, books, sports and circus event (SOFA), within the framework of the Colombian Circus Convention, held in Bogotá, in mid-October 2018. He came as a guest directly from Mexico, together with Chema Solamente and Jorge Vilchis, all members of the Conejo Lunar group, to …

The Reported 16 Ball Jugglers of the Past

Experience, common sense, and physics all tell us that it is extremely unlikely and almost assuredly impossible that anyone will ever see a juggler perform even a flash of 16 balls on stage except possibly via multiplexing or some other “cheating” method. If you don’t believe me, check out the following wonderful video produced by Wired and featuring well-known jugglers …

IJA Tricks of the Month by Abigail Lindsey from USA | Juggling Hoop

Abigail Lindsey is a juggler, circus artist, and fashion designer based out of Oakland, CA USA. She first picked up flow arts approx 8 years ago before starting her journey with hoop juggling. You can find her on all social media via @abigailspindsey and follow her clothing brand @spindseydesigns where she creates clothing for movement artists.

Why is There Only One Wes Peden?

By Dan Holzman “Award of Excellence Winner” with Nicholas Polini “Research Biologist” Props are tossed skyward. The EJC practice hall smells strongly of sweat and concentration.  As myriad objects are held aloft in gravity’s slippery grasp, the rest lay on the floor like children waiting their turn at play. I can hear the juggler next to me as his sneakers …

Crossings on One Wheel: Around the World on a Unicycle

(Haz clic aquí para español.) “I want to see the world and, in my mind, the best way to do that is from the saddle of a unicycle!” – Ed Pratt Edward Pratt had the idea to transcend since 2012, when his friend Daisy introduced him to the unicycle. He was 17 years old and learning to juggle, and the thought of a circus …

Juggling Tricks Using Neckties

Clowns and magicians have been using neckties to perform gags and tricks for a long time, using ties that grow, float, pop up, appear, and change color. However, jugglers have not been so quick to follow suit in their use of this accessory. The only example I can recall seeing in my almost four decades in the juggling community was …